KTM recalls 7000 motorcycles

KTM issues a recall due to concerns over a production defect

KTM has announced the recall of around 7,000 motorcycles, specifically models with electronic fuel injection (EFI) of the 2012/2013 model year.

The manufacturer has taken the decision after concerns were raised over a possible leak in fuel hoses on the bikes. They are attributing the problem to a defect in production.

So far there have been no reports of incidents as a consequence of this problem, but KTM has taken the precautionary step to recall the models nonetheless.

KTMs 250 EXC-F Six Days EU, 250 SX-F EU, 350 EXC-F EU/USA, 350 XCF-W USA, 350 SX-F EU, Freeride 350 EU, 450 EXC EU/AUS and 500 EXC EU/AUS/USA have been recalled from the Offroad 2012 range.

Models in the Offroad 2013 range that were released in the US and Australia have also been recalled, alongside the 990 Supermoto R EU/FR from the Street 2012 range.

Customers who have taken delivery of motorcycles potentially affected by the problem will be personally informed in writing by the manufacturer. The fuel line replacement will be exclusively carried out by KTM dealers.